Club aims to em­power town’s youth

Great Southern Herald - - News - Shan­non Smith

Young adults in Katan­ning now have the chance to be­come pro­fes­sional lead­ers with the set­ting up of the new Ro­taract Club of Katan­ning.

The club has been cre­ated by lo­cal Ge­or­gia Kowald who, on re­turn­ing home af­ter a year in Italy on a Ro­tary Youth Ex­change, de­cided her home­town would ben­e­fit from the pro­gram.

The club is aimed at peo­ple aged from 18 to 30 years and Ms Kow­land or­gan­ised its first event last month. The func­tion — a for­mal din­ner — was staged to in­tro­duce the club’s new mem­bers to the mem­bers of the Ro­tary Club of Katan­ning, who will take on a men­tor role to the fledg­ling club.

Ro­taract is a global or­gan­i­sa­tion that em­pow­ers stu­dents and young pro­fes­sion­als to create pos­i­tive change in their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and around the world.

Spon­sored by Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional, Ro­taract Clubs across the coun­try are part of a world­wide or­gan­i­sa­tion of 210,000 in­di­vid­u­als in 9100 clubs within 170 coun­tries.

The new Ro­taract Club of Katan­ning meets fort­nightly. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ge­or­gia Kowald at the Katan­ning Travel Cen­tre.

Back row: Owen Wigg, Ge­or­gia Kowald, Kaleb Haynes, Sam Trim­ming and Jake Smith. Front row: Boyd Woods, Carolyn Pepall, Makaela Knapp, Re­becca Drake-Brock­man and Ash­leigh Clark.

District rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Ro­taract WA, Sa­man­tha Few­ster.

Kaleb Haynes and Re­becca Drake-Brock­man.

Julie Brown, Bev Crosby, Les­ley Trim­ming and Rachelle New­man.

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